Blog | Damir Matas - Digital Product Designer

Free DIY Logos and Why They’re Bad for Business

The allure of taking the DIY route may seem like a cost-effective and rapid solution, but it's crucial to understand the potential drawbacks that could have enduring consequences for your brand.

Blog | Damir Matas - Digital Product Designer

Crafting Compelling Logos: The Psychology of Shapes and Colours in Design

Crafting Logos and the psychological implications of shapes and colours in design - practical insights for designers and marketers.

Blog | Damir Matas - Digital Product Designer

Navigating the Web Design Journey: A Comprehensive Guide

This is an exploration through my process of web design to provide valuable insights into my way of thinking and execution.

Blog | Damir Matas - Digital Product Designer

Suggested Reading for Logo Designers

Let's delve into this article to uncover top picks for books on logo design. You might discover some personal favorites worth including in your book collection.

Blog | Damir Matas - Digital Product Designer

Client Collaboration Process – Visual Identity

I delve into the intricacies of my Client Collaboration Process, unveiling the thoughtfully curated stages that define my approach to design services.

Blog | Damir Matas - Digital Product Designer

My Approach to Designing a Logo

Here's a guide for my logo design method, providing a detailed exploration of the entire process. Dive into the art and science behind crafting a distinctive logo that resonates with your brand identity.

Blog | Damir Matas - Digital Product Designer

Navigating Logo Design Similarities: A Comprehensive Guide for Designers

So, your Logo design for a client is (too) similar to another: now what?

I Like Keep Things Simple to Appreciate the Details

After designing my ideal week, I had a much clearer idea of how to create a framework for my week that would empower me to feel more focused by theming days of the week, and even parts of the day. I spent nearly a year turning down every new project (and even getting rid of old ones) so that I could reduce my workload, build in more margin, and create what is now Digital Strategy School. It takes time to build margin into your schedule.

Meditation with Music for a Calmer and Healthier Mind

Many years ago, I worked for my parents who own a video production company. Because it is a family business, you inevitably end up wearing many hats and being the czar of many different jobs. I mainly managed projects and worked as a video editor. On production, there were times that I was called on to work as an audio tech and was made to wear headphones on long production days. In those days, having a really good set of headphones that picked up every nuance of sound was essential to making sure the client got what they needed.

How We Rethink Our Approach To Daily Commitments

Many years ago, I worked for my parents who own a video production company. Because it is a family business, you inevitably end up wearing many hats and being the czar of many different jobs. I mainly managed projects and worked as a video editor. On production, there were times that I was called on to work as an audio tech and was made to wear headphones on long production days. In those days, having a really good set of headphones that picked up every nuance of sound was essential to making sure the client got what they needed.

My Free Time Habit and Why You Should Have One Too

One of the easiest ways to improve travel photos is shooting in better light, and the best light is often in the hour after sunrise and before sunset. That’s because the light takes on a warm golden hue and hits the subject from the side instead of the top. It’s difficult to recreate the grandeur of a vast landscape in the confines of a picture frame.

Learn the Rules First so You Can Break Them Like a Pro

I was recently quoted as saying, I don't care if Instagram has more users than Twitter. If you read the article you’ll note there’s a big if before my not giving of said shit. Numbers are important. Number of users is important. So are lots of other things. Different services create value in different ways. Trust your gut as much (or more) than the numbers. Figure out what matters and build something good.